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Sierra-at-Tahoe limiting ops, Kirkwood Mountain on its own island after snowstorms

Kirkwood Mountain Resort received more than 7 feet of snow.

Sierra-at-Tahoe is limiting operations and Kirkwood Mountain Resort is on its own island Tuesday after each resort received over 7 feet of snow over three days and about 3 feet in the last 24 hours.

Sierra reports receiving 7 ½ feet of snow during this last storm cycle and will not open the Grandview Express or West Bowl Express chairlifts for the day, according to a Tuesday morning press release.

The resort has opened Easy Rider Express, and Rock Garden and Nob Hill are expected to spin at some point.

California Route 88 is closed before Carson Pass keeping Tahoe traffic away and it's also closed in Amador County holding back the Bay Area flow.

It doesn't matter much because Kirkwood tweeted that all lifts are on hold with no estimated time of operation.

Heavenly Mountain Resort is continuing to open terrain as the day moves along and Diamond Peak Ski Resort and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe are also churning lifts.